October 10, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 21

Stories from the October 10, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

BAR BELLE: Drunk or not, Platinum sucks

Platinum’s College Night Where: 915 F St. Cover: Free before midnight, expensive after Carded: In line Dress: Sweet or slutty There are two cool things to do at Platinum if you’re a girl. One is to get hammered, the other is to dance on the big stage. Because you cannot drink and dance on the […]

Artist Insight: Roger Avary on the art of music video

“Short film as a form is very rarely seen. Music videos have given the short film a venue to be used by the public in mass entertainment. This being said, I’ve always felt a little weird about the way music videos are constructed. It’s a great place for filmmakers to begin and to experiment. There […]

University readies for families, alumni

Campus officials expect 2,500 to 3,000 visitors for GW’s first Colonials Weekend, featuring events with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and comedian Jay Leno, various performances and outdoor activities. The University had separate family and alumni weekends in the past, but after GW cancelled Alumni Weekend last year because of September 11, planning began for the joint […]

Vin Diesel; still really cute

Prepare for the return of everyone’s favorite baldy. Packing some neat tricks, though in a contrived plot, Vin Diesel returns in the film Knockaround Guys. Despite being the son of a notorious Brooklyn mobster and prince of the criminal dynasty, Matt Demaret (Barry Pepper), is incapable of the swift terror necessary for the carefully structured […]

A bit of culture: “The Misanthrope”

On a weekend where many rushed to see what new body parts Dr. Lector would devour next, others watched a popular television actor hysterically throw flowers at his peers. Among Moliere’s less famous works, “The Misanthrope” remains a staple of 17th century French literature. This delightful play about courtly love and the dangers of honesty, […]

College Dems and Republicans debate on MSNBC

College Republican Chairman Dan Moss and College Democrat President Ryan Hutcherson got the opportunity to air their differing views regarding a potential war with Iraq Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Buchanan and Press,” a live political talk show on the cable news channel. Hutcherson said he approached representatives from CNN’s “Crossfire” about a potential show involving the […]

Staff editorial: Money talks

Once again, the College Democrats and the College Republicans are the big winners in the Student Association allocations, each receiving $9,450, the most for any single student group. This is the product of a value-void allocation system, based solely on how much money a student group received the previous year and how much of that […]

Madonna is also still cute

What’s so bad about being stranded on a deserted island with Madonna and a handsome Italian? Guy Ritchie’s remake of the Italian film Swept Away is a romantic drama about two opposite people who are able to transform their passionate hate into love upon realizing money cannot transcend happiness. Filled with underlying allusions about society […]

SA distributes funds

While nearly a dozen student groups protested what they felt were unfair allocations, the Student Association Senate voted in favor of the 2002-2003 allocations bill after a three-and-half-hour meeting Tuesday. The resolution, which SA President Phil Robinson, despite reservations, is expected to sign, allocated more than $218,000 to 135 registered student groups. A University bailout […]

Forum: Students sound off about GW postal problems

Deliver mail on time, keep MC post office GW has one of the worst track records in the mail delivery category. Despite a year of near misses with packages and an instance of not getting plane tickets until three hours before take-off, a letter this year has finally made me realize that the mail system […]